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B-roll of Razia Jan, the founder of Ray of Hope Foundation, meeting with district elders and Afghanistan government officials to discuss locations to develop and manage project which will bring work and income to Afghan women. Produced by Sgt. Heidi Agostini also available in high definition


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This work, Razia Jan Visits Afghanistan in Search of Business Location, by SSgt Heidi Agostini, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.5.2010

Date Posted:06.9.2010 2:45PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:87594

Filename:DOD_100073012

Length:00:03:11

Location:AF

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